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By Bruce A. Walters (Editor), Zaiyong Tang (Editor)

IT-Enabled Strategic administration: expanding Returns for the association comprises striking contributions from prime intellectuals exploring the crossroads of knowledge know-how structures and strategic administration. This ebook provides examine on particular industry improvements, details administration for selection making, inter-organizational efficiencies, the significance of holding the most important relationships, and broader societal and international ramifications.

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The second major research approach, analytical MIS, tends to focus more specifically on the technology itself, and draws from the fields of economics, operations research and computer science. The inherent nature of MIS is a more pragmatic, practice-oriented discipline. Yet, its use of theoretical models that depend heavily on assumptions that are, at times, incomplete or inconsistent with management practice may be both problematic and a fundamental Copyright © 2006, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of Idea Group Inc.

When the new IT resource capability is envisioned or introduced, it may take managers and researchers by surprise, as it may no longer be aligned with their needs or strategies. The technology advancement is often then either ignored if it is too far out of alignment, or acquired and integrated only to a very limited extent if possible. As managers acquire and integrate new IT resources, they may have to realign their activities to create desired organizational capabilities from the IT resource.

22 Drnevich, Hahn, & Shanley The Resource-Based View The RBV of strategy (Barney, 1991; Wernerfelt, 1984) considers the firm as a portfolio of resources and capabilities. The lens and level of analysis in RBV is at the level of the firm and the focus of the perspective is with what the firm should compete (resources and capabilities). This perspective advocates the source of competitive advantage as primarily internal (unique resources and capabilities), and views competitive advantage as survivability.

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